Location: Rua do Pinheiro nº10, Flamengo - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Students will work with digital tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper.
The workshop allows participants to experience the process of systematization through practical and theoretical classes. The course is 16 hours total, divided into 2 classes of 8 hours.
The program addresses surface construction, Euclidean transformations, Cartesian and Parametric space, Boolean and mathematical operations, construction and division of surfaces, patterns, constraints system, data tree, attractors, and repulsors.
Students: R$ 500,50
IAB-RJ Associates: R$ 572,00
Group of 4 or more: R$ 607,75
Former IAB students: R$ 643,50
Maximum cumulative discounts: R$ 429,00
No discounts: R$ 715,00
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Posted on 10 August 2018 | 10:06 am
Arup is currently looking for an intern to join their digital team at the Arup Milan Office, in Italy.
As an intern you'll participate in interesting architecture and engineering projects, working on topics like performance simulations, scripting routines and design optimization.
If you are enthusiastic about parametric design and you have experience with Grasshopper and other scripting languages (C#, VB, Processing, etc.) please apply on Arup's portal.
Posted on 7 August 2018 | 12:00 pm
Innochain International conference "Expanding information modelling for a new material age" - Copenhagen (Denmark) - Nov 8-9, 2018
Innochain announces the International conference "Expanding information modelling for a new material age".
It will take place in Copenhagen on November 8-9, 2018, at the Danish Architecture Centre in the new BLOX building by OMA.
The conference is organized in collaboration with the Danish BLOXHUB organization and aims to create a forum for transdisciplinary and entrepreneur driven research.
The conference asks:
- What’s at stake when advanced computation and fabrication enter architecture?
- How can research advance practice?
- What are the models for embedded research?
The conference uses open formats to foster debate and exchange. Keynotes from leading industry innovators will shape and guide the discussion.
A central part of the conference is ten presentations of innovative projects, that showcase results from new types of collaborations between “research in practice” and “research in academia”. Innochain invites individuals and teams to submit proposals. Selected presentations and conference content will be invited to develop extended papers and content for The Innochain Book entitled “Expanding information modelling for a new material age” published by UCL press.
Conference Call (deadline August 19)
Information modelling challenges the way we think, design and build architecture. By creating a shared digital platform, a new hybrid practice emerges in which otherwise separate tools and methodologies of design, analysis, and fabrication can intersect. Current design practice is invested in the prototyping of these new methodologies. Across the building industry and in research there is a collective push for understanding how this new digital chain can be structured, what are productive exchanges and how a new sense of feedback can lead to smarter design solutions.
The future of the information model is at stake. Expanding simple BIM with more complex requirements to engage and capitalize on analysis, to steer multi objective design spaces and to interface and control fabrication necessitates new kinds of representations that can handle data-rich design inquiries, enable collaboration and manage the complex and cyclical nature of feedback.
2-day conference November 8-9, 2018, BLOX, Danish Architectural Centre.
1-day Bloxhub pre-conference workshop: November 7, 2018, BLOXHUB space.
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Posted on 31 July 2018 | 5:54 am
Русская версия Rhino 6!
Rhino is now available in the Russian language!
You can browse through the website to learn about the new features in Rhino 6, and download the user’s interface.
In collaboration with our partner in Russia Sabit Soft, we will keep working on training materials to make them available in the Russian language soon.
For suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact McNeel Europe (in English). For support in Russian, please contact one of our authorized dealers.
Posted on 31 July 2018 | 5:43 am
With its unique design, CLOAK is the first watch that lets you change the materials for every element. The face, bezel and strap can all be switched in seconds, giving you hundreds of possible material combinations to explore and wear.
Harri Lewis, co-founder of Mule Studio, describes the project:
"With CLOAK we have created a watch that not only showcases the world’s most beautiful materials but lets you switch between them in seconds too
Rhino was used throughout the process of realizing CLOAK, from early concepts to fabrication to packaging design.
As the watch is configurable by the user, high tolerances were required and Rhino delivered this perfectly, handling +-0.05mm with ease.
Rhino's wide range of export options meant we could easily send files and drawings to suppliers, fabricators, visualization teams in any format they required. This sped up the process significantly.
We really enjoyed using the new edge softening feature in Rhino 6 - it is amazing what such a subtle difference this makes to realism.
In-house and external 3D printing played a huge role in the development of CLOAK. Generating and exporting the required meshes was effortless.
Perhaps one of our favorite aspects of using Rhino - during reviews we are able to switch to large-scale construction projects (often hundreds of meters in scale) in the same piece of software. We find the skills developed in one type of project are often transferable to a completely different scale and Rhino enables this. For a small studio, this is invaluable.
And we haven't even mentioned Grasshopper yet - early stage design iterations were enjoyable to explore with instant feedback of both visuals and material volumes.
Posted on 26 July 2018 | 6:39 am
WeArk, a software development company specialized in architecture and engineering tools, recently added two new plugins to food4Rhino:
- SnappingGecko - A free Grasshopper plugin which provides object snapping features, to help you keep your definitions clean.
- JumpingFrog|Robot - A plugin which brings you seamless interaction features between McNeel’s Grasshopper and Autodesk's Robot Structural Analysis.
Posted on 26 July 2018 | 6:16 am
Marie Davidová (MArch, Ph.D.) and her partners have been kind enough to share the project TreeHuggers: The Eco-Systemic Prototypical Urban Interventions for DIY with the Rhino community.
TreeHuggers are responsive wood insect hotels designed to support biodiversity in urban environments. Thanks to the solid wooden panels’ gradient of response, TreeHuggers offer separate homes to diverse species of different bioclimatic preferences. The gradient is based on the original position within the tree trunk when cut in tangential section and the orientation to all world axis. Besides its historical context, TreeHuggers represent first responsive wood dwellings built in recent times.
Two prototypes have been built: one in Prague, Czechia, within the project COLridor (Davidová, 2017) and the second in Nicosia, Cyprus, through a workshop at the 6th eCAADe RIS (Kontovourkis, 2018). Since the Central European and Mediterranean climates represent different climate moderation preferences, the TreeHuggerCZ and the TreeHuggerCY use different panel orientation. So, they warp in opposite directions. For more public interaction, as well as a larger impact on the environment, parametric Grasshopper codes and recipes are online for DIY locally adapted iterations.
For more information, recipes, and the Grasshopper code go to the Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance website, 6th eCAADe RIS and RSD7 articles (Davidová, 2016; Davidová & Prokop, 2018; Davidová & Zímová, 2017). Please note, this project is provided under Creative Commons Non-Commercial Use Licence (Creative Commons, 2017).
Posted on 26 July 2018 | 6:06 am
The CROSSOVER summer school is an educational program that takes place every summer in a different city around the globe with a common theme of bridging divisions -- whether social, environmental, cultural, physical, or technological.
The CROSSOVER educational program is based on the cross-pollination of disciplines, generations, skills, systems, processes, and typologies. The program tackles urban and architectural challenges related to a particular context of a city. Through the cross-pollination of disciplines, the studio emphasizes systems rather than individual solutions to rethink complex challenges by offering new discourses and narratives. It is the fusion of academic and non-academic knowledge, the theory and the practice.
The program includes field studies, technical tutorials, and lectures that aim to expand participants’ knowledge. It also includes presentations and crit reviews by renowned academics and practitioners.
Posted on 26 July 2018 | 4:59 am
- Rhinoceros – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD
- Rhinoceros – ARCHICAD
- Rhinoceros (VisualARQ) – IFC
- Rhinoceros (Geometry Gym) – IFC
- Rhinoceros (Rhynamo) – Revit
Posted on 25 July 2018 | 2:35 pm
RoboDK is offline programming software for industrial robots. It is used by professionals in many industries, including aeronautics, automotive, art, and architecture, to name just a few application areas.
Posted on 25 July 2018 | 9:05 am
Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?
This series of Parametric Design workshops (Beginners and Advanced) by Wassef Dabboussi (Berlin, Sep 2018) will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands on parametric project.
Posted on 25 July 2018 | 8:55 am
Price: Free entry with previous registration.
Instructor: Francisco Quitral, Architect and Professor in the Department of Engineering in Design and Architecture at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) in Valparaíso, Chile.
RhinoFabStudio - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
The workshop will range from graphic programming with Grasshopper, applied parametric control of the robot, to the execution in a practical experience of handling a KUKA robot, applied in advanced manufacturing processes.
Posted on 24 July 2018 | 10:24 am
The student Crysta Frank is using Scan&Solve to study jawbone regrowth after surgery. When is it safe to chew again?
Scan&Solve helped in analyzing important information about the mechanical properties of a healing jawbone.
Surgery is a common treatment for oral cancer. When the cancer tumor has grown into the bone, then part of the jawbone is removed. Using Scan&Solve Pro, Crysta Frank studied the mechanical properties of bone in the jawbone related to surgery.
Crysta used Scan&Solve Pro to compare the mechanical properties of the healing bones during chewing. She wanted to see how the mechanical properties of the mandible changed during chewing and when the patient can safely chew again.
According to Crysta, "Scan&Solve is ideal for the studies because it supports assemblies and also doesn’t require converting the mandible model to a finite element mesh, which can be hard for such complex geometry."
Posted on 23 July 2018 | 11:16 am
This year, the FAB14+ conference takes place in Toulouse, France, July 16-22 at the Pierre Baudis Convention Center with “Fabricating Resilience” as its central topic.
Form2fab, Authorized Rhino Reseller and Trainer, will be exhibiting (stand CH13) and holding a series of workshops on "Digital Design and Fabrication with Grasshopper". Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about generative design and digital fabrication!
Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:24 am
Posted on 17 July 2018 | 3:27 am
Do your energy choices make a difference in your building design? Find out with the cove.tool plugin.
This Rhino/Grasshopper plugin churns through building performance calculations and design options to weigh the energy costs vs. optimization. You can use cost optimization to select the highest performing building for the least cost.
Cove.tool recently improved their energy modeling plugin with their Architecture 2030 dashboard. Architecture 2030 directly links to the API to log the firm's performance. Cove.tool also added parametric Grasshopper workflow definitions.
Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:11 am
Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:24 pm
The Hungarian architects, T2.a Architects, use Rhino and Grasshopper to design a configurable apartment complex.
DANUBIO, located on FOKA Bay on the Danube, is a new residential development in Budapest.
Its uniqueness is its customizable floor plans. Before purchasing, residents can define the design by how much floor space they want, their outdoor-indoor ratio, and the orientation of their home. Using Grasshopper enabled the architects to develop a script for the algorithm. The design is adjusted during the design process when a new resident enters the community.
Posted on 12 July 2018 | 10:57 am
- Orca3D Properties
- Rhino refresher: modeling aids, Gumball, geometry edition
- Hull assistants
- Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
- NURBS theory
- Point control
- Surface analysis
- Hydrostatic calculations
- Stability with criteria verification
- Performance prediction
- Weight tracking
- Orca3D to ExpressMarine
- ExpressMarine modeling environment and GUI
- Modeling: Start from scratch
- Shell node
- Cutouts and openings
- Custom objects
- Interface to ShipWeight
A reasonable proficiency with Rhino is expected from participants.
Any modern PC running Rhino 6 will be ok in the context of the training workshop.
Software Licenses: Orca3D and ExpressMarine licenses can be provided free of charge for the duration of the training.
Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Please note that your seat is only confirmed once the payment clears. Full-time students and university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount.
Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Posted on 12 July 2018 | 1:22 am
Codify: Parametric and Computational Design in Landscape Architecture
by Bradley Cantrell and Adam Mekies
Posted on 11 July 2018 | 3:46 pm
Rhino Compute is a cloud-accessible geometry calculator for developers. Compute allows access to the Rhino's geometry library through a stateless REST API via the McNeel cloud. You can access 2400+ RhinoCommon API calls from outside Rhino as an online web service, including:
- Closest point calculations
- Intersection calculations
- Surface tessellation (meshing)
- Area and mass property calculations
- Other miscellaneous geometry calculations
Posted on 10 July 2018 | 3:05 pm
Advanced Design Workshop by Luigi Memola
August 14, 2018 from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The Advanced Design Workshop is a special event brought to you by Luigi Memola, 3D Artist and Concept Designer. Luigi explains his process and techniques used in the creation of his personal work. He will cover topics on the design process, addressing the designer’s need to increase the quality of their work and reduce communication time of an idea from one department to another. He will also push designers to research and develop the appropriate tools and techniques to enhance the creative process.
Posted on 9 July 2018 | 4:37 am
Posted on 6 July 2018 | 3:06 pm